Friday, July 9, 2010

HBO Orders a new pilot from True Blood creator Alan Ball " All Signs of Death"

If you’re HBO, and Alan Ball comes to you and says “I want to adapt this series of books into a series,” you say yes.  Tue Blood — Ball’s adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries novels — has been an immense success for the pay network, even landing an Outstanding Drama Emmy nomination yesterday.
So naturally, HBO has ordered a pilot based on the 2009 Charlie Huston crime novel The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, which Ball will produce and direct.  Huston scripted the adaptation himself, which centers on “an inveterate twenty-something slacker who stumbles into a career as a crime scene cleaner, only to find himself entangled with a murder mystery, a femme fatale, and the loose ends of his own past. Ball’s comments as to his approach.

Though the novel deals with very noirish themes, Ball will shy away from the traditional visual style of the genre:
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Rita said...

Hope this one is as well liked as True
Blood.Sounds pretty good.